Welcome to the historic Pigeon Forge First Church.  Our 100 year old sanctuary is one of the oldest remaining structures still in use in the city of Pigeon Forge and we offer two traditional Sunday Morning Worship Services in that space at 9:00am and 11:00am.  Our modern service, called "The Forge" meets in our Fellowship Hall.  Whichever service you choose, you will find a welcoming, warm hearted congregation of friendly folks.  We love tourists and residents all the same.  Dress is casual but you may "dress up" if you choose. We are very orthodox and traditional in our understanding of the Christian faith- you will hear biblical messages with application to life today.  We invite you to join us


If you are among the many who do not carry a checkbook or cash AND you would like to support the ministries of our church, we now have the option to give online.  At present, we can accept a debit card or credit card, but we hope to improve on that later. To give online, just click either "give" button in the top right corner of this page. Thank you for your support.



Our Outreach Team is inviting our congregation to pack one or more shoeboxes during the month of October for Operation Christmas Child. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with local churches worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations. Every year since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has collected more than 198 million shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children in 170 countries around the world. Shoeboxes are now available for you to pack. Information for what to pack is in each box. Boxes need to be returned by November 6.


Join us in The Forge Community Church on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in our Fellowship Hall. This new service launched in February 2021. Worship takes place in the style of a "Coffee House" that emphasizes fellowship, conversation and interaction with the message of the day. It is specifically targeted at young adults- but anyone of any age is welcomed! Here is a link to our You Tube channel-check us out!  Click Here



You are invited to join us on Facebook Live on Sunday Mornings at 11:00am.  You can do so by finding our page "First United Methodist Church of Pigeon Forge" or clicking the Facebook Link in the top right corner of this page. There you will see all of our recent worship services.  We also have a page on Vimeo (link is at the top of this page, too!) and a recording of each week's worship is usually posted there about midweek.



Parents Day Out

Our school year begins on August 15 and we are now taking registrations for children who would like to be enrolled in this Fall.  PDO is open on Mondays and Wednesdays and we would love to have your child join with us.  Click the "Parent's Day Out" tab at the top of this page for more information and a registration form. Please include your registration fees with the form.

4th Annual Golf Tournament

The FOURTH ANNUAL FIRST UMC GOLF TOURNAMENT to benefit the youth and children's ministries in our community will take place on November 3 at the Gatlinburg Golf Course.  We will need volunteers to assist on the day of the event, but for now we need people to recruit holes sponsors and secure donations of prizes provided by our local businesses.  If your would like to help, contact Mark Pinkham (865-228-9261) or Hunter McIntosh (865-216-8061).If you would like to enter a team or be a hole sponsor, click the Golf Tournament button at the top of this page, download the form and return to the church. Thank you, everyone, for your support.

Tuesday Bible Study

Join us on Tuesday Nights for a study entitled "The Truth Project" -a ground-breaking study of a Biblical worldview. This media based study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective exploring in 13 engaging video lessons the relevance and importance of living out a Biblical worldview.  The study will take place in Room 110 on Tuesday nights at 5:30PM. The dress is casual and the fellowship is great.

Here is a partial schedule: 

September 27-Whose Story? (History)

October 4- The Divine Imprint? (Sociology)

October 11- No Study-AdCo Meeting

October 18- Am I Alone? (Unio Mystica)

October 25- Whose Law? (The State)

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Sunday Worship

9:00 am- Sanctuary Worship

9:30 am- The Forge Community Worship in the Fellowship Hall

9:45 am- Sunday School

11:00 am- Sanctuary Worship


Contact Us

First United Methodist Church

  • 111 Methodist Street
    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
    Mailing Address
    PO BOX 157
    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37868-0157
  • Phone 865-453-8333
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Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm

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